Configuring a SOCKS Proxy for Google Compute Engine

For security purposes, Cloudera recommends that you connect to your cluster using a SOCKS proxy. A SOCKS proxy allows a client to connect directly and securely to a server (the Altus Director instance).

To set up a SOCKS proxy, follow the steps in the Google Compute Engine documentation, Securely Connecting to VM Instances, and follow the instructions for setting up a SOCKS proxy over SSH.

Once you have set up a SOCKS proxy, you can deploy Cloudera Manager and CDH.